Meet Matt McHugh

Joining As Our First Venture Fellow

Meet Matt McHugh

We are excited to introduce everyone to our first Venture Fellow, Matt McHugh. Matt joined us this week and will be based out of Chattanooga for the duration of the program. As a Venture Fellow, Matt will be involved in all aspects of the venture investment and fund management process. He will source startups, take meetings with partners, and research markets, among other things.

Matt graduated from Penn State last month where he studied finance and new venture creation. He interned at an industrial IoT startup called KCF technologies that builds monitoring solutions for industrial machines. Matt has also spent time at Santander UK and JP Morgan.

Most interestingly and where Santosh came to know Matt is during his efforts in launching Penn State’s first undergraduate-run accelerator, Happy Valley Capital (HVC). HVC serves to educate Penn State students and alumni on the practical approaches to building high growth startups, promote and support the establishment of startups by Penn State students and alumni, and provide students with a hands-on experience in seed stage venture capital.

In his free time, Matt enjoys cliff diving, playing the saxophone, and skiing; he teaches physically and cognitively disabled children to ski at ASF, and loves stand-up comedy. Give him a shout at to chat about your startup!

The Dynamo Venture Fellows Program is 6 months long and provides college graduates with exposure to startups, supply chain and mobility, and the venture capital ecosystem. Fellows are exposed to every aspect of venture capital including but not limited to sourcing, research, decision making, and post-investment support. We will work with the Fellows to find a role post-program in venture capital, startups, or whatever their interest might be. We believe it’s a unique way to support the development of the ecosystem and are excited to improve the program in the coming months. If you’re interested in the program, send us a note to


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